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Cargill AgHorizons Expansion Will Be Ready For Planting

New facilities at the Cargill AgHorizons operations in Heartwell will soon be ready to serve customers. The nine million dollar expansion includes a state-of-the art liquid blending plant and fully-automated seed shed. The facilities should be ready in time for the 2015 spring planting season. The C...

Volunteers Gives And Find Gifts Through Organization

Around the holidays, a lot of time is spent looking for the “perfect” gift. One local organization is demonstrating that the perfect gift is one given through compassion and caring. Be The Gift Nebraska is a local non-profit organization dedicated to helping single parents by offering basic home...

Royal Awarded $605,000 Grant For Expansion

Governor Dave Heineman has awarded $605,000 in Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funding to the city of Minden to assist with the expansion of Royal Engineered Composites, Inc. The expansion is expected to create 30 full-time jobs. “Royal Engineered Composites has been a strong presence in ...

Arrest Made In Heartwell Burglary

A burglary at a Heartwell home on December 11 has led to one arrest and an ongoing investigation. Devin R. Silvrants, age 19, of Minden was arrested on December 12th in connection with a burglary at the home of James Kuehn on Washington Street in Heartwell. The incident occurred at 9 a.m. when Kueh...

Christmas Traditions

2014 Calendar of Events Friday, November 28 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. — Food, Gift Wrapping & Cookie Walk at the Senior Center 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. — Photos with Mr. and Mrs. Claus and a Bake Sale at the Minden Opera House 1 p.m. - 4 p.m. — Christmas Tree Walk at the Kearney County Historical Museum 1:...

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The cast and crew for the Wilcox-Hildreth One-Act Play Production won first place in the D1-5 District competition with their performance of “How to Kiss A Girl” last week. They will be competing at...

Griess Sworn In As Minden Mayor / Evans Elected Council President

The Minden City Council had a changing of the guard on Dec. 1 at its first meeting of the month at the City Council Chambers. Mayor Roger Jones opened his final meeting of his eight year tenure as Minden’s...

Generous Donation

John Saathoff presented a donation to Minden Public Schools. On hand at Big John’s Ford dealership in Minden for the check presentation were Minden High School Assistant Principal Phil Hoyt and Minden...

Minden Man Helped Build Panama Canal

One of the most amazing human endeavors that changed our world was the completion of the interoceanic Panama Canal in 1914 by the United States. One of the many Americans who worked in the Panama Canal...

Sand Pit Approved For Werner

Werner Construction will be expanding their sand and gravel mining near the Platte River now that their special use permit was approved by the Kearney County Board of Supervisors. The county board met...

State Determines KCHS Long Term Care Can Resume Admissions

Christmas Traditions 2014

Pearl Harbor Remembered

Goodfellows Kick Off Fund Drive

Minden Council Approves Fireworks, Hears Plans For Runza

Axtell Graduate Starts Custom Fishing Rod Business

County Board Takes Action On Roads And Zoning Projects

Ali Rowse Signs To Play At UNK

Surgeon Dr. Melissa Stade Starts Practice At Kearney Co. Hospital

Honoring Our Veterans


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Falcons, Wildcats Wrestlers At Southern Valley Invitational

The Wilcox-Hildreth and Axtell Wildcats wrestling teams were back in action on Friday competing in the 15-team Southern Valley Invitational. The Falcons and Cats finished ninth and tenth respectively in...

Dawgs Fall To Aurora, 62-49

The Minden Whippets boys basketball team had its two game winning streak snapped on Saturday when they traveled to Aurora to take on the Class B Huskies in a non-conference contest. Minden’s record is...

W-H Girls Defeat Alma

Wilcox-Hildreth’s girls continued their stingy defense, helping them to a 45-32 win over Alma on December 12 in Alma. The Lady Falcons, now 4-0, have yielded no more than 32 points in any of their four...

Falcon Boys Down Cards

Wilcox-Hildreth’s boys put together another good defensive effort and got points from nine players in back-to-back games in their 54-29 win at Alma on December 12. The Falcons rise to 4-0. W-H won every...

Wildcats Move To 3-0 With Win Over Silver Lake Mustangs

Axtell’s boys gradually built up an 11-point lead through three quarters which was more than enough to hold off visiting Silver Lake 79-69 on December 9. The Cats moved to 3-0. Axtell led 15-10 after...

Axtell Girls Start 2-0 With Two Wins

Axtell Boys Begin Year 2-0

Dawgs Place Four At Cozad

Falcons, Cats Wrestlers Start Season At Harvard

Werner Leads Dawgs With 33 Points In Win

Whippet Girls Open With Road Victory

Lady Cats Are Fourth In Class D-1

Ali Rowse Signs To Play At UNK

Lady Cats Are Headed To State

Minden Defeated By Stars In C1-10 Subdistrict Final